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Happy Holi

Happy Holi to one and all! Check out all our special Holi content.

Holi Memories - BusyBee

Five Things I Remember About Holi - BusyBee

Five things I remember about Holi - Colors, Ghujiyas, Thandai.....

Thandai Recipe for Holi

Thandai - A perfect Holi drink

Holi celebrations are incomplete without a glass of thandai. It is embedded in the tradition of Holi. This milk based thirst-quencher is tasty and cooling and perfect mood setter for playing colors.....

Holi

Holi - A Learning App for Kids on iPhone, iPad and Android

Celebrate Holi in the virtual world! This fun, interactive learning app about Holi is brought to you by Tamarind Tots. The app is available for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices .....

Story of Prahlad and Holika

The story of Prahlad and Holika

Narasimha is one of Vishnu’s avatars from his dashavatars (10 forms). In his earlier avatar as Varaha (the boar), Vishnu killed a demon called Hiranyaksha. His brother Hiranyakashyap was greatly angered and decided to have his revenge. He begins plotting.....

 




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Holi Songs from Bollywood

Holi songs from Bollywood

Holi is a very popular festival in Bollywood too with numerous popular Holi songs. Listen to some of them.....

About Holi

Holi History and Traditions

Holi is a spring festival celebrated in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa, UK, US, Mauritius and Fiji. The festival celebrates the arrival of Spring by.....

Puranpoli Recipe

Holi Special Puranpoli

Puranpoli is a traditional sweet roti made in Maharashtra on the occassion of Holi. Served with loads of ghee or milk.....

Holi Mubarak - A Memoir

Holi Mubarak - A Memoir

Holi Mubarak ! ……………Aap ko bhi Holi Mubarak !!! In the background, there is a crackling sound of burning wood and the beats of a drum, commonly known as dhol or dholak. Joy is all around in the environment.....

Festival of Holi

Festival of HoliHoli is a spring festival celebrated in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Guyana, Trinidad, South Africa,  UK, US, Mauritius and Fiji. The festival celebrates the arrival of Spring by throwing colored powder and colored water on each other. Holi is also known as Dhuli Vandan, Dhulheti, dhulandi or Dhulivandan. The festival is celebrated on Falgun Poornima which falls in February or March. The day before Holi is also known as Chhoti Holi or Holika Dahan and is celebrated by lighting up bonfires. The bonfires are in celebration of burning of Holika, Hiranyakashyap’s sister who sat on a burning pyre with Prahlad. Holika had a boon that she would not burn in fire, however, it was Prahlad, a devotee of Vishnu, who escaped without any injuries while Holika burnt to death. In South India this is also known as Kama Dahan to commemorate the burning of God Kama or the God of Love. Legend has it that when Shiva’s consort Sati died, he was inconsolable and carried the body of dead Sati around. Alarmed at Shiva’s state, the other god’s of Trinity, Brahma and Vishnu approached Kama Dev to shoot his arrow of love on Shiva. As Kama Dev shot his arrow of love at Shiva, an irritated Shiva opened his third eye and burnt Kama Dev to ashes. It symbolizes burning of impure desires and lust in the burning pyre.
The festival of colors has also influenced Western music videos like Linkin Parks’s Thousand Lights http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51iquRYKPbs

Holi Songs from Bollywood

Here's a collection of some of the popular Holi songs from Bollywood

How can Holi be ever complete without the Holi song from Silsila...

And what about this Holi song from Sholay

Or this one from Mashaal

And for the Rajesh Khanna fans, how about the Holi song from Kati Patang

For the SRK fans here's the Holi song from Darr

And the final from V Shantaram's Navrang


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